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  • State pension system investments low

    Citing "a difficult second half of the year," the underfunded, $27 billion-asset Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System says its investments returned only 6.4 percent last year, below the system's annual target of 7.5 percent, according to a...
  • New poll shows challenge for Toomey in 2016

    New poll shows challenge for Toomey in 2016
    A new survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey with a slim lead over the one candidate actively running against him but a lackluster approval rating. Asked about the freshman senator’s job...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names his transition team

    Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced Thursday who will help his Chief of Staff Katie McGinty transition into the governor's mansion. Some of the new members of Wolf's transition team may look familiar. They served under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell....
  • Politics as Usual

    Politics as Usual
    Abandon ship It didn't take long for Gov. Tom Corbett to lose one of his top mates after falling in the Nov. 4 election to Democrat Tom Wolf. Last week, Corbett's administration announced that General Counsel James Schultz had returned to private...
  • Gov.-elect Wolf, outgoing Gov. Corbett spar over $2B deficit

    Gov.-elect Wolf, outgoing Gov. Corbett spar over $2B deficit
    HARRISBURG — In a case of political deja vu, the state's outgoing and incoming governors are bickering over the state deficit and seeking to write their own versions of what caused the shortfall. On Wednesday, the outgoing administration of...
  • Political winds shift in Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley's power in D.C. rises in 2014

    Political winds shift in Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley's power in D.C. rises in 2014
    An historic change in Pennsylvania's governor's office and the campaigning leading up to Democrat Tom Wolf's victory was the focus of a political year in which a pair of Lehigh Valley legislators also saw their congressional roles rise. Republican Gov....
  • Toomey: GOP "likely" to retake Senate majority in November

    Toomey: GOP "likely" to retake Senate majority in November
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey already is fielding questions about whether he’ll seek re-election in 2016, and the Lehigh Valley native has an eye on this fall’s election results to gauge what his work environmental might be like. Asked during a visit...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Round Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry we're late, Things were a little on the hectic this side this morning and were punctuated by a presentation for Little Miss Capitol Ideas' first-grade class that required us to dust-off some seriously underused.....
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Update.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With the legislative petitioning process underway, but also existing in some bizarre kind of limbo, now seemed as good a time as any to update the list of lawmakers who have decided to call it......
  • Top House Democrat Wants To Move Ahead With Special Elections.

     
    The top Democrat in the state House said Thursday that he wants the chamber’s Republican speaker to schedule special elections for six vacant House seats – including one in the Lehigh Valley --- that have been on hold since the......
  • Democrats, Including Lehigh County's Cunningham, Increase Pressure For Special Election.

     
    Pennsylvania Democrats ... ... are stepping up their pressure on House Speaker Sam Smith to call a special election to fill six vacant House seats, including one in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Mike Nutter, Lehigh County Executive........